What Makes me Qualified to be a Member of the D47 Board of Education

I have been ridiculed, called a lunatic, slandered, and hated by people who don’t even know me.  I am getting a taste of what President Trump went through. It hurts. I’ll admit I cried, I reached out to my friends and I prayed.  I won’t know how it feels to have other’s do that to you for five years, like the former President.  A week was long enough for me. People say that I am not qualified to be on the Board of Education, just because I sell Avon.  They…

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Parent of Special Needs Kids Running for Board of Education for Crystal Lake D47

Cascia Talbert

My name is Cascia Talbert and I am running for Board of Education for the Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47. I was born and raised just outside of Madison, WI. I attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where I studied music, history, and law.  I graduated with a BA in History and a legal studies minor with paralegal certification for the State of Wisconsin in 2001.  My husband, Chris and I were married in 2003. Our most recent move was from Spokane, WA to Crystal Lake, IL in…

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I Can’t Do Everything

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I can’t do everything but I can try. Stress seems to be an ongoing theme when I write a Talbert Zoo Story. It seems like it controls my life. Now that it is 2020, I need to try harder to prevent that. I always feel pressured to be the best at everything. I need to be the best sports mom and make sure Monkey is registered for wrestling tournaments every weekend. I need to be the best music mom and make sure Kitty and Parrot practice their instruments every single…

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Is Tomorrow Really October 1?

Where has September gone? Just yesterday I was sitting out on the deck drinking a glass of wine while the kids played in the back yard. Actually that isn’t true. Yesterday it rained all day.  I drank a glass of wine while I watched the Bears/ Vikings game with Chris. I am a Packer fan so I don’t even know who won that game.  September flew by.  The years seem to go by faster and faster as I get older.  Sometimes I wish I could reverse time and be ten…

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Depression is Real and I am at an All Time Low

Today is the first day of fall and I am falling fast.  I feel like a failure and 2019 has not been a good year for me.  I am about to just give up, or better yet dig a hole and crawl in it. I just want to disappear. My misery began on August 6, 2019.  When I woke up the next morning I checked my bank account and noticed that someone stole $1,709 from me.  This person left me with $5 in my savings account and 25 cents in…

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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

It has been a while since I have written here.  Sometimes life happens. We get busy with kids, school, summer, vacations, deaths in the family and who knows what else.  My life is crazy and busy. But, I am going to try harder to write on the Talbert Zoo more often.  I have “Publish to the Talbert Zoo,” on my to-do list for Mondays.  I promise to keep that schedule.  Only time will tell if I can stick with it. Now back to the main topic of this post. Why…

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Weekend Reflection #40 We are Going to the Moon

This was first posted to the Healthy Moms Magazine on January 11, 2009. Back then I was a mother of three children ages 11, 3 and 1. The Talbert family lived in Sacramento, CA in 2009.   I’m sorry I’m posting this late. This week was pretty busy. I actually stuck with my work plan and blogged for 5-6 hours each day. I saw my traffic go up as a result. Now I know what I need to do to increase my readership on this blog. But, yesterday I decided to…

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Weekly Round Up 2

This week hasn’t been very eventful.  I tried to bust my butt working on my other website, but have learned that when 8pm rolls around and my kids are in bed, I am way too tired to work a few more hours.  I told myself that next week I will put in more time working late at night.  We’ll see if I follow through. I am still struggling with Parrot’s behavior issues.  He was sent home from school on Monday for bad behavior.  The school decided to add more social…

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The New Healthy Moms Magazine and Other News from the Zoo

September flew by and now we’ve already finished the first week of October. I spent most of my blogging time last month switching my main blog from Blogger over to WordPress, so I haven’t updated this one in a while. Switching platforms on a blog that is 8 years old is not an easy task. I had to make sure I was using a self hosted site from WordPress.org, have a good url, (I ended up changing my URL to reflect the true title of the blog), move all of…

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Remembering 9-11-01

Today is Remembrance day in the United States. It is a day of mourning and never forgetting. On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our country with passenger jets. Thousands of people lost their lives.  The terrorists flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and one airplane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Just like the generation before me never forgetting where they were when JFK was shot and killed, I will never forget where I was and what I was doing when the events of 9-11 happend. I was in…

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